Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested an overstaying Chinese national who attempted to leave the country with a spurious immigration documents.
The foreigner, who was intercepted and nabbed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), was identified as 24 years old Ning Haochao.
Ning was apprehended while he was about to board a Cebu Pacific flight to Xiamen, China.
The suspect was ordered to get off the plane after BI officers confirmed that the emigration clearance certificate (ECC) purportedly issued by the bureau which he presented was fake.
It was also established that Ning was in the bureau’s blacklist of overstaying aliens.
Ning was detained at the bureau’s detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings.
“Let this serve as a warning to overstaying aliens. Do not use spurious immigration documents because such trick will not go undetected by our officers at the airport,” Tansingco said in a statement.
He said it is evident that the passenger used the fake ECC to evade immigration fines and penalties.
The BI chief said Ning will permanently remain in the BI blacklist, banning him from re-entering the country.